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Car does not start. No spark coming from ignition coil

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If the starter works and there is no spark at the ignition coil, replace it. Check your center electrode wire too. A new distributor cap and rotor may be in order as well. If that doesn't fix it, your distributor is shot.

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SOURCE: Ignition coil??

Its the distributor that needs to be replaced. Its probably the coil alone that bad but the coil is built into the distributor, so you will have to replace as one unit. Make sure when replacing the distributor you set the car in base timing thats the rotor head tointed to cylinder #1 and number on piston on TDC(topdead center)before you remove distributor shaft then repalce in the same position and your problem should be solved. Good Luck

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SOURCE: Distributor wont spark

check the fuseble link.
you can measure it, and make sure the contact are clean and secured.
the other thing is the check the ignition switch, make sure you have 12v going to the switch.
check thermo switch on top of the block.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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